Crossroads House of Blues – Dallas

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If you happen to be in the Historic West End of Dallas be sure you come hungry and stop for dinner at Crossroads House of Blues.  My husband and I had the opportunity to try out some items gratis, thanks to House of Blues, from the menu created by Chef Aáron Sanchez the other night.  While I was not expected to write a favorable review, I am sharing my opinion of the items we ordered.

About the new menu at Crossroads House of Blues

Like the diverse music that graces the House of Blues stage each night, Sanchez has used his imaginative take on classic American dishes to create something for everyone on the Crossroads menu, with over 10 choices for seafood lovers, a dozen different entrees, 4 signature burgers, vegetarian options and of course classic southern favorites to make your taste buds sing!  Crossroads at House of Blues is truly the place where food, music and art intersect.

While we were busy trying to whittle down what we would order I wet my whistle on one of Crossroads House of Blues Specialty Drinks; Italian Iced Tea.  What’s great about these speciality drinks is that they come in either a souvenir hurricane glass or mason jar, so you can always remember the great time and food you had the evening you spent there.

My husband decided on the Pulled Pork Sliders for an appetizer.  Which he thoroughly enjoyed.  For a guy that isn’t too keen on BBQ that says a lot!  The pickles packed a punch and were a great addition to the plate.

Upon recommendation from our server Crystal, I chose to have the Voodoo Shrimp.  This house favorite, has the jumbo shrimp simmered in an amber beer reduction and placed on top of jalapeño cornbread.  I love seafood but am not much of a ‘spicy’ eater, but in spite of that I gave it a go.  And I am so glad I did because it was really, really good.  Plus a portion of the sale of this appetizer is donated to the International House of Blues Foundation, that supports music and arts education for young people in all of their House of Blues communities.  What’s not to love about that as well?!

Between the appetizers and our main course, we got up for a bit and strolled around the restaurant to take in the art that makes the establishment what it is – a mix of soul, for the eyes, ears and body!

Comfort food calls to our family.  Loudly.  So we each chose a main entrée that was sure to make us feel like we were eating home cookin’.

My husband chose the Buttermilk Fried Chicken.  1/2 a chicken folks! That’s unbelievable fall off the bone tender.  Add the garlic mashed potatoes and you’re in southern food heaven.

How can one not order a menu item called Applewood Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf, I ask you?!  Exactly!  So that’s what I had.  This delicious blend of savory flavors and beef is wrapped in bacon and topped with a wild mushroom sauce, and then served with fresh vegetables on the side.  And the veggies were cooked to perfection (which is something a lot of restaurants just can’t seem to do), and they were so fresh! 

And all good meals must come to an end…but not before dessert!

My husband is a chocophile.  He MUST have chocolate, so Triple Chocolate Cheesecake was a no brainer for him to choose for his last course.  Three smoothly decadent layers of chocolate cheesecake with seasonal berries and fresh whipped cream on the side.

They had me at Bourbon.  And Bananas.  And White Chocolate.  And Caramel.  The Bourbon Bread Pudding might as well just had a tag next to eat saying “Tammy; Look no further, just order ME.”  Ahem.  So I did.  It was the perfect end to what already had been an extremely satisfying culinary experience.  The sauce is delightfully sweet and the caramel blends so well with the bourbon flavoring and tastes even better when combined with the flavors and texture of the bread pudding.

I’m already planning a visit back to Crossroads House of Blues for one of their Sunday Gospel Brunch events.  If the music is only half as good as the food is, I’m in for a guaranteed revival hour!

Check out if there is a Crossroads at House of Blues location near you.

Have you ever eaten at a Crossroads House of Blues restaurant?  Are you a fan of Chef Aáron Sanchez?  Did any of the items that we chose from the menu appeal to you? 

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